… because I have batteries for the camera! Woot!
If you had $500 to spend on stitching-related items, what would you buy?
First and foremost, a stiff drink for finding out I have $500 to spend. And just for the sake of arguement, I will go along with the $500 being only for stitching related items and not crafts in general. Or there would be a whole pile of extra goodies on this list.
I would likely get:
– a Chatelaine of some grand design. Especially because I need another large project I am afraid to do to collect dust in my stitching bag.
– a proper light
– a stand alone frame. I have found I really enjoy stitching with one hand below and one above, but it gets a little tricky with just q-snaps.
– I would probably go bonkers on overdyed fabrics. And overdyed flosses. Heck, if scissors or needles came in overdyed, I would probably get those, too. Throw in an overdyed coffee mug. (It’s a stitching accessory! Especially in this house.)
The rest I would lavish away on measly patterns. I am frugal enough I could probably get most of my wishlist for a couple hundred. Are we talking our own currency here? Cuz that could translate to more…
Ok, enough of that!!!
I have, as I said, gotten batteries today so I have a couple of photos to share. Firstly, the pink mittens are finished:
Above is Lauryn’s set of mittens, and below, Kimber’s. They are in two separate photos for a reason, the same reason I determined not to buy these girls mittens any longer. Kimber had hers for one day and lost hers. I have found them in my tidying (who snorted? I do housework every once and a while!) this evening and hence photo number two.
The burgundy in-process bit is my first mitten. Not that I don’t mind pink, but 1) I ran out (just had enough to finish Kimber’s), and 2) it wouldn’t match my hat and scarf I have previously made myself (sorry, no picture of the scarf. Why did I not blog that?).
And so now time to move on to asking a favour, dear readers. My sister called me this evening, wondering if I had a pattern of some traditional Dutch shoes or windmill. I do not, and I spent the last couple of hours browsing the internet to find a freebie for her. I found one on about.com. One. On the entire WORLD WIDE WEB. 1.
So – anyone out there know of any others? Pretty much any windmill or shoes would do at this point, as long as she doesn’t have to pay for it.
In browsing I did find a couple of really cool sites:
Sue’s Cross Stitch Freebie Finder. Now this site doesn’t look like it has been updated in about 6 years, and a bunch of the links aren’t even in existence anymore, but every so often there is a gem.
Berroco Pattern Library. So if your a beginner, intermediate or advanced knitter, this place has a TON of patterns, all free. And they look good, too. They also have some crochet patterns as well.
Speaking of crochet, I finally got the yarn I need for that zig zag afghan I started back in October. Yeah, the afghan I figured I could finish in November. Yeah – kinda need yarn to do that. (Yes, Jenna, I am picturing a Stewie pause here – yeah. Huh.)
So…. anyways, expect to see a photo of that in the future.
Ok, so crafty stuff aside I have to share a bit of cleverness Lauryn had for me this morning. She asked me if someone could get a tatoo on any part of their body.
“Yes, anywhere,” I answered without even thinking.
“Anywhere!!!????” This is the part where I thought to myself – oops! Talking to a four year-old!
“Yes,” I answer back cautiously, “anywhere.”
“EVEN ON YOUR NOSE????”
That’s my clever girl.